Australian probation officer Will Pucovski is recovering from a concussion after being hit in the head during training last week, Cricket Victoria on Thursday.
A 23-year-old boy has suffered nine previous injuries at work and his latest concerns should be a concern for his long-term health.
“Cricket Victoria confirms that Will Pucovski received a head start in coaching with Victoria last Tuesday,” Cricket Victoria said in a statement Thursday.
“Currently Will is monitoring his recovery in consultation with the CV medical staff. He hopes to return to work as soon as he has done so,” he added.
The incident happened during an explosion in Victoria last Tuesday and Pucovski is recovering from a concussion, according to cricket.com.au.
Puckovski’s injury is a blow to Australia because he was the favorite to open the innings alongside David Warner in the Ashes series later this year. It is unknown whether the winner, who remains in Melbourne, will return.
The talented right-back, who is recovering from a shoulder injury he suffered earlier this year, has not played cricket since his first trial at SCG in January. His last meeting came after he was shot dead by Indian pacer Kartik Tyagi in a warm match against India Last year.